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School of Law

Dr Lutz Oette

First State Exam (Koeln), LLM (London), Dr. Jur (Koeln)


Lutz Oette
School of Law

LLM Human Rights, Conflict & Justice and MA Human Rights Law Convenor

Dr Lutz Oette
Email address:
+44 (0)20 7898 4727
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
Office Hours:
Friday 11:30 to 13:30


Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Demetra Loizou, The impact by the International Criminal Court's establishment on the further and future development of crimes within the court's jurisdiction and those left outside.
  • Elizabeth Stubbins Bates, Effective Military Training in International Humanitarian Law: Towards a Theory of Prevention and Compliance
  • Manar Idriss , Working Title: The Responsibility to Protect: A critical look at the international community’s response to Sudan’s conflicts
  • Micha Wiebusch, The Emerging Normative Framework of the African Union on Constitutionalism – The Legal Process and the Contribution to Peace, Security and Democratic State Building
  • Noemi Perez Vasquez, The United Nations intervention on the implementation of transitional justice laws and mechanisms for the protection of women’s rights
  • Oreva Olakpe, Working Title: Sovereignty and Migrations: Straddling Human Rights and Security in a Globalized World
  • Sidonia Lucia Kula, Working Title: The Accountability of States for the Rape, Sexual Abuse and Violence Against Congolese Refugees in Angola
  • Winibaldus Stefanus Mere, Making Multinational Enterprises Accountable: Enhancing Human Rights Due Diligence Obligation In Dealing With Corporate Complicity


Authored Books

Bantekas, Ilias and Oette, Lutz (2013) International Human Rights Law and Practice. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Oette, Lutz (2003) Die Vereinbarkeit der vom Sicherheitsrat nach Kapitel VII der UN-Charta verhängten Wirtschaftssanktionen mit den Menschenrechten und dem humanitären Völkerrecht [The compatibility of UN Security Council Economic Sanctions with International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law]. Peter Lang.

Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Oette, Lutz, ed. (2011) Criminal Law Reform and Transitional Justice: Human Rights Perspectives for Sudan. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. (International and comparative criminal justice)

Book Chapters

Oette, Lutz (2012) 'Oil for Food Programme.' In: Wolfrum, Rüdiger, (ed.), Max Planck Encylopedia of Public International law. Oxford University Press.

Oette, Lutz (2012) 'The African Union High-Level Panel on Darfur: A Precedent for Regional Solutions to the Challenges Facing International Criminal Justice?' In: Nhemielle, Vincent, (ed.), Africa and the Future of International Criminal Justice. The Hague: Eleven International Publishing, pp. 353-374.

Oette, Lutz (2009) 'Reparació En Periodes De Transició Incerta. Lliçons Des Del Sudan [Reparation in Times of Uncertain Transition. Lessons from Sudan].' In: Olivan, Helena and Prandi, Maria and Cañadas, Maria, (eds.), Dretş Humans I Justicia Transicional: Gestionant El Passat. Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament d'Interior, Relacions Institucionals i Participació, Oficina de Promoció de la Pau i dels Drets Humans and escola de cultura de pau, pp. 178-189. ((RxDG: col-lecció recerca per drets humans; 2))

Oette, Lutz (2009) 'Bringing Justice to Victims? Responses of Regional and International Human Rights Courts and Treaty Bodies to Mass Violations.' In: Ferstman, Carla and Goetz, Mariana and Stephens, Alan, (eds.), Reparations for Victims of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity: Systems in Place and Systems in the Making. Leiden; Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, pp. 217-242.

Oette, Lutz (2009) 'Torture Treatment Centres.' In: Forsythe, David P., (ed.), Oxford Human Rights Encyclopedia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Oette, Lutz (2007) 'India’s International Obligations Towards Victims of Human Rights Violations: Implementation in Domestic Law and Practice.' In: Raj Kumar, C. and Chockalingam, K., (eds.), Human Rights, Justice & Constitutional Empowerment. Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 462-485.

Oette, Lutz (2006) 'Human rights as development and development through human rights in Asia: Rights, remedies and accountability.' In: Raj Kumar, C. and Srivastava, D.K., (eds.), Human Rights and Development: Law, Policy and Governance. LexisNexis, pp. 271-286.


Oette, Lutz (2014) 'From Calculated Cruelty to Casual Violence – The United Nations War Crimes Commission and the Prosecution of Torture and Ill-Treatment.' Criminal Law Forum, 25 (1-2). pp. 291-321.

Oette, Lutz (2012) 'Implementing the prohibition of torture: the contribution and limits of national legislation and jurisprudence.' International Journal of Human Rights, 16 (5). pp. 717-736.

Oette, Lutz (2011) 'Accountability and Justice in Sri Lanka: a new chapter at last?' Open Democracy .

Oette, Lutz (2011) 'Bridging the Enforcement Gap: Compliance of States Parties with Decisions of Human Rights Treaty Bodies.' Interights Bulletin, 16 (2). pp. 51-54.

Oette, Lutz (2010) 'The European Court Grand Chamber Judgment in Gäfgen v Germany.' The Reparation Report . pp. 6-7.

Oette, Lutz (2010) 'Peace and Justice, or Neither?: The Repercussions of the al-Bashir Case for International Criminal Justice in Africa and Beyond.' Journal of International Criminal Justice, 8 (2). pp. 345-364.

Oette, Lutz (2002) 'A Decade of Sanctions against Iraq: Never again! The end of unlimited sanctions in the recent practice of the United Nations Security Council.' European Journal of International Law, 13 (1). pp. 93-103.

Oette, Lutz (1999) 'Die Entwicklung des Oil for Food Programms und die gegenwärtige humanitäre Lage im Irak.' Zeitschrift für ausländisches und öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (Heidelberg Journal of International Law), 59 (3). pp. 839-862.

Book Reviews

Oette, Lutz (2015) 'Review of: Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, 'Shari'a and Islamism in Sudan: Conflict, Law and Social Transformation'. London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2012, 343 p.' Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Volume 17, 2011-2012 . pp. 788-792.

Oette, Lutz (2014) 'Law's Fragile State: Colonial, Authoritarian, and Humanitarian Legacies in Sudan, Mark Fathi Massoud, Cambridge University Press 2013.' Journal of African Law, 58 (1). pp. 175-178.

Oette, Lutz (2010) 'Book Review: Mahmood Mamdani, Saviors and Survivors, Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror.' Journal of African Law, 54 (2). pp. 313-318.


Oette, Lutz (2008) 'Another Piece in the Puzzle: Accountability and Justice for International Crimes in Sudan.' University of Oxford, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: Research Working Papers.

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